The effect of feeding strategy during the pre-follicular phase on subsequent follicular development in the pig

W. Hazeleger, N.M. Soede, B. Kemp

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Abstract

In female pigs feeding level has important effects on reproductive performance. This review is focused on the follicular development after low and high feeding levels during the luteal phase in gilts. Although aspects of diet composition seem to have a role in regulating reproductive performance, the most important aspect appears to be the plane of nutrition. Similar effects are described during lactation in primiparous sows, when their metabolism is challenged to its maximum. Also in this situation feeding level clearly affects weaning to oestrus interval, follicular development, oocyte maturation, ovulation rate and subsequent embryonic survival.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-370
Number of pages9
JournalDomestic Animal Endocrinology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • dietary energy-source
  • to-estrus interval
  • primiparous sows
  • reproductive-performance
  • luteinizing-hormone
  • different patterns
  • oocyte maturation
  • ovarian development
  • blood metabolites
  • insulin-treatment

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